California Robber Flies


List based on prediction from the April 1997 draft list of E. M. Fisher and J. Wilcox.

The elongate and varied California state landscape is the center of many robber genera radiations in the US and the list of species here grows from long to extraordinary. This is the nuclear blast zone of robber diversity. I doubt there is a concentration equivalent anywhere on the planet unless some pocket in Australia qualifies anonymously or otherwise.  Nearly 400 species here. 170 of which occur only in CA anywhere north of the border. Only Arizona approaches this total. There are 192 species in the Stenopogoninae subfamily alone. This exceeds the total species in any given eastern state. (Anyway, you get the idea.) The Backomyia genus is in need of further study with (according to Eric Fisher) several undefined local populations of this genus in CA that are very likely new species. There may be additional species outside CA as well.

Otherwise the Efferia genus as usual is split into its Artigas genera with brackets. For this extended Efferia list they are in alphabetical order under each bracketed genera. The whole list is broken into subfamilies but not tribes. Species with description dates in red only occur in CA . Subspecies are not listed. Though there are some species with several subspecies occurring in CA.

 


SUBFAMILY Leptogastrinae

Apachekolos

             crinitus Martin 1957

             scapularis (Bigot) 1878

Beameromyia

             bifida (Hardy) 1942

             lacinia Martin 1957

Leptogaster

             arborcola Martin 1957

             arida Cole 1919

             californica Martin 1957

             cultaventris Martin 1957

             fornicata Martin 1957

             nitoris Martin 1957

Leptopteromyia americana Hardy 1947

 

SUBFAMILY Dasypogoninae

Lestomyia

          fraudigera Williston 1883

            montis Cole 1916

          sabulona Osten Sacken 1877

Parataracticus

            cuyamus Wilcox 1967

            niger Martin 1955

            rubidus Cole 1924

            wyliei Martin 1955

Saropogon

            albifrons Back 1904

            hyalinus Coquillett 1904

            luteus Coquillett 1904

            mohawki Wilcox 1966

            semiustus Coquillett 1904

Taracticus paulus Pritchard 1838

Comantella cristata Coquillett 1893

Cophura

            brevicornis (Williston) 1883

            clausa Coquillett 1893

            dammersi Wilcox 1965

            dora Pritchard 1943

            fergusoni Wilcox 1965

            fisheri Wilcox 1965

            fur (Williston) 1885

            getzendaneri Wilcox 1959

            hennei Wilcox & Martin 1943

            painteri Pritchard 1943

            powersi Wilcox 1965

            rozeni Wilcox 1965

            scitula (Williston) 1883

            tanbarki Wilcox 1965

            timberlakei Wilcox 1965

            tolandi Wilcox 1959

            trunca (Coquillett) 1893

            vanduzeei Wilcox 1965

            vandykei Wilcox 1965

Hodophylax

            basingeri Pritchard 1938

            halli Wilcox 1961

Nicocles

            abdominalis Williston 1883

            aemulator (Loew) 1872

            argentatus Coquillett 1893

            canadensis Curran 1923

            dives (Loew) 1866

          lomae Cole 1916

            pollinosus Wilcox 1946

            rufus Williston 1883

            utahensis Banks 1920

Omninablautus

            nigripes (Wilcox) 1966

            nigronotum (Wilcox) 1935

            tolandi (Wilcox) 1966

Blepharepium sonorensis Pap. & Bernardi 1973

Diogmites

            angustipennis Loew 1866

            bilobatus Barnes 2010

            contortus Bromley 1936

SUBFAMILY Laphrinae

Andrenosoma

            fulvicaudum (Say) 1823

            hesperium Martin 1966

Ceratainiops

            abdominalis (Brown) 1897

            kernae Martin 1959

            lucyae Martin 1959

            mcclayi Martin 1959

            omus Pritchard 1942

            wilcoxi Pritchard 1942

Pogonosoma ridingsi Cresson 1920

Amathomyia antennata (Banks) 1920

Atomosia

            melanopogon Hermann 1912

            mucida Osten Sacken 1887

Laphria

            aimatis McAtee 1919

            asackeni Wilcox 1965

            astur Osten Sacken 1877

            carbonaria Snow 1896

            columbica Walker 1866

            coquillettii McAtee 1919

            felis (Osten Sacken) 1877

            fernaldi (Back) 1904

            ferox Williston 1883

            franciscana Bigot 1878

            gilva (Linnaeus) 1758

            partitor (Banks) 1917

            rapax Osten Sacken 1877

            sackeni (Banks) 1917

            sadales Walker 1849

            trux McAtee 1919

            ventralis Williston 1885

            vivax Williston 1883

            vultur Osten Sacken 1877

 

SUBFAMILY Laphystiinae

Laphystia

            brookmani Wilcox 1960

            cazieri Wilcox 1960

            duncani Wilcox 1960

            howlandi Wilcox 1960

            jamesi Wilcox 1960

            martini Wilcox 1960

            tolandi Wilcox 1960

            torpida Hull 1957

Zabrops

            tagax tagax (Williston) 1883

            wilcoxi Fisher 1977

 

SUBFAMILY Stenopogoninae

Ablautus

            arnaudi Wilcox 1966

            basini Wilcox 1966

            californicus Wilcox 1935

            coachellus Wilcox 1966

            coquilletti Wilcox 1935

            flavipes Coquillett 1904

            linsleyi Wilcox 1966

            mimus Osten Sacken 1877

            schlingeri Wilcox 1966

            trifarius Loew 1866

            vanduzeei Wilcox 1935

Backomyia

            anomala Wilcox & Martin 1957

            hannai Wilcox & Martin 1957

            schlingeri Wilcox & Martin 1957

Callinicus

            calcaneus Loew 1872

            pictitarsis Cole 1919

            pollenius (Cole) 1919

            vittatus Wilcox 1936

Coleomyia

            crumborum Martin 1953

            setigera (Cole) 1919

Cyrtopogon

            aldrichi Wilcox & Martin 1936

          anomalus Cole 1919

          aurifex Osten Sacken 1877

          banksi Wilcox & Martin 1936

          basingeri Wilcox & Martin 1936

          caesius Melander 1923

          callipedilus Loew 1874

            curtipennis Wilcox & Martin 1936

          curtistylus Curran 1923

          cymbalista Osten Sacken 1877

          dasyllis Williston 1893

          dasylloides Williston 1883

          evidens Osten Sacken 1877

          glarealis Melander 1923

          infuscatus Cole 1919

          longimanus Loew 1874

            montanus montanus Loew 1874

          nitidus Cole 1924

          nugator Osten Sacken 1877

          perspicax Cole 1919

          praepes Williston 1883

          princeps Osten Sacken 1877

          rainieri Wilcox & Martin 1936

          rattus Osten Sacken 1877

          rejectus Osten Sacken 1877

          semitarius semitarius Melander 1923

          sudator Osten Sacken 1877

          vanduzeei Wilcox & Martin 1936

          vandykei Wilcox & Martin 1936

            willistoni Curran 1922

Dasypogon quadrinotatus (Bigot) 1878

Eucyrtopogon

            albibarbis Curran 1922

            nebulo Osten Sacken 1877

            varipennis (Coquillett) 1904

Heteropogon

            cirrhatus (Osten Sacken) 1877

            davisi Wilcox 1965

            fisheri Wilcox 1965

            ludius (Coquillett) 1893

            martini Wilcox 1965

            rubidus (Coquillett) 1893

          senilis (Bigot) 1878

            tolandi Wilcox 1965

Holopogon

          albipilosus Curran 1923

          atrifrons Cole 1924

            caesariatus Martin 1959

            crinitis Martin 1959

            seniculus Loew 1866

            stellatus Martin 1959

            umbrinus Back 1909

Itolia

            atripes Wilcox 1949

            timberlakei Wilcox 1949

Metapogon

            amargosae Wilcox 1972

            carinatus Wilcox 1964

            gibber (Williston) 1883

            gilvipes Coquillett 1904

            hurdi Wilcox 1964

            obispae Wilcox 1972

          pictus Cole 1916

            punctipennis Coquillett 1904

            tarsalus Wilcox 1964

            tricellus Wilcox 1964

Nannocyrtopogon

            antennatus Wilcox & Martin 1957

            arnaudi Wilcox & Martin 1957

            atripes Wilcox & Martin 1936

            bruneri Wilcox & Martin 1957

            cerussatus (Osten Sacken) 1877

                       


 

            deserti Wilcox & Martin 1957

            howlandi Wilcox & Martin 1957

            inyoi Wilcox & Martin 1957

            irvinei Wilcox & Martin 1957

            jbeameri Wilcox & Martin 1957

            lestomyiformis Wilcox & Martin 1936

            mingusi Wilcox & Martin 1957

            minutus Wilcox & Martin 1936

            monrovia Wilcox & Martin 1936

            neoculatus Wilcox & Martin 1957

            nevadensis Wilcox & Martin 1957

            nigricolor Wilcox & Martin 1957

            nitidus Wilcox & Martin 1957

            oculatus Wilcox & Martin 1936

            richardsoni Wilcox & Martin 1957

            sequoia Wilcox & Martin 1957

            stonei Wilcox & Martin 1957

            timberlakei Wilcox & Martin 1957

            tolandi Wilcox & Martin 1957

            vanduzeei Wilcox & Martin 1936

            vandykei Wilcox & Martin 1957

Pritchardomyia vespoides (Bigot) 1878

Sintoria cyanea Wilcox 1972

Wilcoxia

            martinorum Wilcox 1972

            monae Wilcox 1972

Dioctria

            henshawi Johnson 1918

            parvula (Coquillett) 1893

            pleuralis Banks1917

            pusio Osten Sacken 1877

            vera Back 1909

            wilcoxi Adisoemarto & Wood 1975

Nannodioctria albicornis (Wilcox & Martin) 1941

Bohartia

            isabella Adisoemarto & Wood 1975

            martini Adisoemarto & Wood 1975

            munda Adisoemarto & Wood 1975

            nitor Adisoemarto & Wood 1975

Dicolonus

            medius Adisoemarto & Wood 1975

            simplex Loew 1866

            sparsipilosus Back 1909

Eudioctria

            beameri (Wilcox & Martin) 1941

            denuda (Wilcox & Martin) 1941

            dissimilis Adisoemarto & Wood 1975

          doanei (Melander) 1924

          media (Banks) 1917

            monrovia (Wilcox & Martin) 1941

          nitida (Williston) 1883

          sackeni (Williston) 1883

            unica Adisoemarto & Wood 1975

Metadioctria

             resplendens (Loew) 1872

             rubida (Coquillett) 1893

Myelaphus

          lobicornis (Osten Sacken) 1877

          melas (Bigot) 1882

Prolepsis tristus (Walker) 1851

Ospriocerus

            brevis Martin 1968

            vallensis Martin 1968

Scleropogon

            bradleyi (Bromley) 1937

            duncani (Bromley) 1937

            neglectus (Bromley) 1931

            picticornis Loew 1866

Stenopogon

            adelantae Wilcox 1971

            albibasis Bigot 1878

            antoniae Wilcox 1971

            bakeri Wilcox 1971

            bartonae Wilcox 1971

            blaisdelli Wilcox 1971

            boharti Bromley 1951

            breviusculoides Bromley 1937

            breviusculus Loew 1872

            bromleyi Wilcox 1971

            brookmani Wilcox 1971

            californiae (Walker) 1849

            cazieri Brookman 1941

            diablae Wilcox 1971

            engelhardti Bromley 1937

            englandi Wilcox 1971

            felis Bromley 1931

            figueroae Wilcox 1971

            gratus Loew 1872

            inquinatus Loew 1866

            inyae Wilcox 1971

            jubatoides Bromley 1937

            jubatus (Coquillett) 1904

            jurupae Wilcox 1971

            kirkwoodi Wilcox 1971

            linsleyi Wilcox 1971

            lomae Wilcox 1971

            macswaini Wilcox 1971

            martini Bromley 1937

            melanderi Wilcox 1971

            mojavae Wilcox 1971

            nigritulus Coquillett 1904

            obispae Wilcox 1971

            obscuriventris Loew 1872

            ozenae Wilcox 1971

            pinyonae Wilcox 1971

            powelli Wilcox 1971

            propinquus Bromley 1937

            rafaelae Wilcox 1971

            rufibarbis Bromley 1931

            rufibarboides Bromley 1937

            tolandi Wilcox 1971

            utahensis Bromley 1951

            wilcoxi Bromley 1937

            williamsi Wilcox 1971

Willistonia bilineata bilineata (Williston) 1883

 

SUBFAMILY Stichopogoninae

Lasiopogon

            arenicola (Osten Sacken) 1877

          bivittatus Loew 1866

          californicus Cole & Wilcox 1938

          cinereus Cole 1919

          fumipennis Melander 1923

          gabrieli Cole & Wilcox 1938

          littoris Cole 1924

          monticola Melander 1923

          testaceus Cole & Wilcox 1938

          zonatus Cole & Wilcox 1938

Stichopogon

            californica Barnes 2013

            coquillettii (Bezzi) 1910

            fragilis Back 1909

            trifasciatus (Say) 1823

 

SUBFAMILY Trigonomiminae

Haplopogon dicksoni Wilcox 1966

        

SUBFAMILY Asilinae

Efferia

            [Albibarbefferia] albibarbis (Macquart) 1838

            [Albibarbefferia] bicolor (Bellardi) 1861

            [Albibarbiefferia] peralta Wilcox 1966

            [Albibarbefferia] vertebrata (Bromley) 1940

            [Albibarbefferia] zonata (Hine) 1919

            [Aridefferia] arida (Williston) 1893

            [Aridefferia] basingeri Wilcox 1966

            [Aridefferia] harveyi (Hine) 1919

            [Aridefferia] subpilosa (Schaeffer) 1916

            [Aridefferia] tolandi Wilcox 1966

            [Carinefferia] caliente Wilcox 1966

            [Efferia] anacapai Wilcox & Martin 1945

            [Efferia] antiochi Wilcox 1966

            [Efferia] anza Forbes 1988

            [Efferia] azteci Wilcox 1966

            [Efferia] candida Coquillett 1893

            [Efferia] halli Wilcox 1966

            [Efferia] imperialis Forbes 1988

            [Efferia] macroxipha Forbes 1988

            [Efferia] pernicis Coquillett 1893

            [Pogoniefferia] benedicti (Bromley) 1940

            [Pogoniefferia] californica (Schaeffer) 1916

            [Pogoniefferia] cana (Hine) 1916

            [Pogoniefferia] clementei (Wilcox & Martin) 1945

            [Pogoniefferia] coquilletti (Hine) 1919

            [Pogoniefferia] deserti Wilcox 1966

            [Pogoniefferia] ehrenbergi Wilcox 1966

            [Pogoniefferia] frewingi Wilcox 1966

            [Pogoniefferia] inflata (Hine) 1911

            [Pogoniefferia] neoinflata Wilcox 1966

            [Pogoniefferia] yermo Wilcox 1966

            [Pogoniefferia] yuma Wilcox 1966

            [Tuberculefferia] producta (Hine) 1919

            [Tuberculefferia] setigera Wilcox 1966

            [Tuberculefferia] tucsoni Wilcox 1966

Mallophora fautrix Osten Sacken 1887

Megaphorus

            frustrus (Pritchard) 1935

            megachile (Coquillett) 1893

            prudens (Pritchard) 1935

            pulcher (Pritchard) 1935

            willistoni (Cole) 1964

Proctacanthella

            leucopogon Williston 1893

            tolandi Wilcox 1965

Proctacanthus

            coquilletti Hine 1911

            nearno Martin 1962

            occidentalis Hine 1911

Promachus

            albifacies Williston 1885

            aldrichii Hine 1911

            nigripilosus Schaeffer 1916

            princeps Williston 1885

Triorla interrupta (Macquart) 1884

Dicropaltum mesae (Tucker) 1907

Machimus

            callidus (Williston) 1893

            coleus Martin 1975

            formosus (Hine) 1918

            latapex Martin 1975

            longipennis Martin 1975

            notialis Martin 1975

            occidentalis Hine 1909

            paropus (Walker) 1849

            sestertius Martin 1975

            stanfordae Martin 1975

            vescus (Hine) 1918

Negasilus

          astutus (Williston) 1893

          belli Curran 1934

          platycerus (Hine) 1922

Neoitamus

          affinis (Williston) 1893

          brevicomus (Hine) 1909

          coquillettii (Hine) 1909

          terminalis (Hine) 1909

Neomochtherus

          albicomus (Hine) 1909

          angustifrons Williston 1893

          californicus (Hine) 1909

            lassenae Martin 1975

          montanus (Hine) 1909

Philonicus persimilis Banks 1920

Polacantha

            composita (Hine) 1918

            pegma Martin 1975

Stilpnogaster auriannulatus (Hine) 1906

 

 

Genera:       68 (not counting split Efferia genera)

Species:      388